Questions about multiple monitors (Including projectors), how to set them up, troubleshooting the configuration, etc.

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A file not visible on desktop if one screen is vertically oriented?

I have 2 screen where one is normal horizontal, and the other one is vertical. After I changed that files that I download to desktop are no longer visible. I can see them in Nautilus->Desktop, but ...
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Second monitor and workspaces

When my second monitor is connected to my system, I get four workspaces for each. This is annoying as I now have eight. I would like to continue using workspaces on my large monitor but have the ...
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Second monitor displays black screen after adding new X Screen with Nvidia X Server Settings

Before this problem occurred, I had a different problem, which was that most programs I would open would automatically open onto the wrong monitor. To fix this, I went into 'Nvidia X Server Settings' ...
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Add virtual X11 screen to use via VNC

I'm trying to add a second screen to my ubuntu 14.04 gnome setup, via a VNC client. To be clear: I don't want to connect to a different session, but the same. However, I want to see a different ...
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Lubuntu 14.04 on Eee PC: bad screen problem

I've installed Lubuntu on my Eee PC some time ago and generally everything works well. However I'm experiencing a serious problem: the screen gets grey with stripes and I have a hard time to get it ...
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15.04 - Closing lid does not suspend laptop if connected to external monitor

Since the upgrade to 15.04, my laptop's behavior on closing lid has changed: if it is connected to an external monitor, it will not suspend. In addition, all the windows are now flushed to the ...
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TV started reporting no signal from HDMI Port

After 6 months of using my LG5500 as an external monitor for my Acer Aspire E1-472g laptop connected via the HDMI port, two days ago the TV started responding "No Signal". It is possible that what ...
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Easy configuration of dual monitor? [duplicate]

I recently bought an external monitor which I use in Portrait mode attached to my laptop. With quite some regularity I have to connect/disconnect it monitor (I work at home and often need to move to ...
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How to Avoid Mouse Getting Stuck with Multiple Monitors of Different Sizes

I have two monitors. One is 1920x1080 (the left screen), and the other is 1440x900 (the right screen). I am using Ubuntu 12.04. Right now, I have it set up such that the tops of both monitors are ...
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Display unknown after nvidia driver update, resolution stuck at 800x600

I am currently running Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 I just installed the proprietary nvidia driver version 346 to resolve issues with another application and restarted my desktop to find that my main monitor is ...
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Xorg.conf is not changing the Display orientation

I am currently using Ubuntu 15.04 with a GTX 570 on 346.46. I have a 2560x1440 display with a 1080x1920 (portrait) display to the right. I am using i3 as a window manager. The displays seem to be set ...
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Rotating a yoga pro 2 screen with xrandr on ubuntu 15.04

I just upgraded to ubuntu 15.04 and the xrandr command I used to use has stopped working: xrandr --output eDP1 --rotate inverted All the other rotations work fine, "left, right, normal." But ...
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Extended monitor scaling

I have a Dell XPS 13 running Ubuntu 15.04 with a 3200x1800 display and an external 1920x1200 monitor that is connected via DVI through a mini displayport adapter. The UI on the built-in display is ...
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What's causing my login resolution to reset incorrectly?

I'm trying to set up my 4 monitor system so all monitors are of the correct orientation during the login screen. I've set my lightdm.conf file up as follows: [SeatDefaults] ...
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alt tab doesnt work for citrix xenapp in full screen

Alt+Tab doesn't work when Citrix is in full screen above question is related to 12.04. However, I am using 13.1 citrix xenapp on 14.04 kubuntu and suggestions dont work in this configuration. I ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 Doesn't Detect Monitor - xrandr crashes

Ubuntu 15.04 doesn't automatically recognise my monitor. It does not show up in display settings. This is the same as in 14.10 (and I have done a clean install). Apart from this xrandr just freezes ...
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How to disable sticky edges in Ubuntu 14.04 (Ubuntu 13.10 and earlier had a Option for On/Off Mouse Stickiness)

In Ubuntu 12.04~13.10, the Settings >> Display >> Sticky Edges [On/Off] option was available. In Ubuntu 14.10, it is missing. How do I disable Mouse Edge Stickiness so that when I move my mouse from ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Thinkpad w520 Three monitors only after turn on and connect to dock

I have been trying to set up a three-monitor configuration on my laptop. I have a Thinkpad w520 with a Lenovo Thinkpad dock station also, Nvidia card with Optimus support and nvidia-331 drivers ...
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Launch application on a specific monitor

I have Ubuntu 14.04 and two monitors. When I open applications I need some of them to be on the primary monitor and others On the secondary. At the moment, apps always open in the primary monitor. I ...
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Compiz eat up my entire CPU after updating to 15.04

I have this problem only when I use my laptop with an external monitor (this is the way I used to use it). So every time I start my laptop with the external monitor connected, it is unusable. When ...
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Laptop cursor flicker when docked and connected with 2nd display

new to Ubuntu here. I made my Dell Precision M4700 Dual bootable between windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. Ubuntu is installed on a separate hard drive. So far everything works wonderfully, except ...
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Dell M3800 with Nvidia Driver and External Monitor

I have problems with my notebook DELL Precision M3800 with NVIDIA Quadro K1100 and Intel. I need to use the proprietary driver nvidia (I tested the 331 that 349) with my external monitor. My ...
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Fullscreen window placement becomes fixed in expo workspace after switching monitors

I wonder if there is any way to loosen the fullscreen window placement rules under 14.04. Rules are improved from 12.04 to 14.04 for conserving placement following a monitor switch (e.g., switching ...
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HDMI Monitor Detected but no output

I am unable to get dual display working with Ubuntu 14.04 on Dell XPS 8700 with Nvidia GeForce GT 635. I have two monitors (40" TVs actually) connected via DVI-HDMI and HDMI-HDMI cables. The DVI-HDMI ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 nvidia 346.59 external monitor display - windows stretched; click offset is off

I have used the same hardware setup with Ubuntu 14 and didn't have any problems with the nvidia driver (not sure which one I used back then). Seems to work fine in "only external monitor" "only ...
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How do I manually set the resolution of an external monitor on my laptop?

I have a second monitor that I'd like to use with my laptop but it doesn't report its full resolution to Ubuntu and I'm stuck using it in 1024x800 mode. Yuck. I'd like to manually set the resolution ...
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How to make Ubuntu change the wallpaper when monitor is disconnected?

I have a laptop, and most of the times I use it it's connected to a monitor. But this monitor has a different resolution than the screen of my laptop, so the background image I use on my monitor ...
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intel-virtual-output command for Saucy 13.10 with dual monitor setup and hybrid graphic

I want to configure/use a second display on my Thinkpad W530 with Intel/Nvidia hybrid graphics. Bumblebee from Ubuntu ppa is installed. After hours on searching the web, i found a solution which uses ...
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14.04 Resolution changes on startup

I have a laptop running 14.04 permanently connected up through my projector. I basically use this as a desktop and never power it down or log off. The problem is whenever I change the input on my ...
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How can I mirror one of the screens in a 3-monitor setup?

Is it possible to have 2 extended monitors and get the third being a mirror of one of the two extended? I'm pretty sure it's not possible through the interface but it may be possible through ...
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How to fix low-resolution wallpaper?

Whenever my computer starts and I log in, the desktop wallpaper loads at half resolution. Everything else is native resolution, and if I reselect the wallpaper it loads at full resolution. It's JUST ...
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AMD Graphics with Multiple Monitors

I have two graphics cards in my computer and I'm having trouble getting them to play nicely with my 4 monitors. Before upgrading to Ubuntu 15.04 from 14.10, I had all 4 working together nicely, though ...
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Span wallpaper bigger then screen (dual monitor)

I use Ubuntu 14.04 in my notebook (1366X768) with an external monitor (1600X900) and I want to span some wallpapers, but few of then are bigger (on both width and height) then my total screen size. It ...
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Dual Screen will only mirror after 12.04 upgrade

I have been using Ubuntu with a dual screen for years now, after upgrading to 12.04 LTS i cannot get my dual screen working properly Graphics: 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro ...
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how to stop automoving opened windows when second monitor connected in ubuntu 14.04?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on my notebook and when i connect external monitor if it has "left" position configured, all opened windows move to external monitor, if external monitor has "right" position ...
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How to set different scaling on multiple monitors?

I have a notebook with a resolution of 3200x1800, running Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS with kernel 4.0.0-040000-generic. Unitys scaling function works great to magnify the menus, titlebar and applications. Now ...
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bumblebee multi monitoring setup

I'm trying to create a multi-monitoring setup with bumblebee at Ubuntu 15.04. config: VGA+HDMI at intel HD2000 and DVI at nvidia geforce 210 I'm using the proprietary nvidia 340 driver. I think ...
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External display on Vortex III laptop with Ivy Bridge and NVIDIA GTX 675M

I am planning to buy a Vortex III laptop: http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/notebooks/VortexIII-15/ but I am not sure if I will be able to connect and use it with the external display. Does anyone have ...
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Please help with kodi and disabled monitor

I check Blank other displays option on kodi. And when play movie on tv kodi dim my main monitor, but after stop movie and close kodi my main display not turn on. I try restart, uncheck Blank other ...
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External monitor on laptop motion blur issue

I have a certain problem with my external monitor on laptop. Everything on ext. monitor leaves motion trace (see screenshot and picture). When i do screenshot that motion doesnt exist but i took a ...
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Lubuntu dual monitor doesn't save config

I'm using Lubuntu and I have a external monitor (connected using HDMI) to my laptop. Everytime I enter on Lubuntu, both laptop and Monitor are turned on. What I do: I go to Menu > Preferences > ...
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How to get Nvidia Graphic card to work on Thinkpad T430?

I installed Ubuntu Linux on my Thinkpad T430 and everything works until last week. Because then I bought a new monitor with a higher screen resolution than full hd. So I cannot run the monitor with a ...
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Multi monitor remote desktop to Ubuntu

Is there some way or remote desktop solution (paid OR free) that I can use to remote from one Linux PC to another with multi-monitor support? In other words, Computer A and Computer B both run ...
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Dual display settings problem

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 with dual displays in an extended display configuration. When I play any of several games both displays go to clone configuration and must be manually reset after the program ...
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Displayport 1.2 MST/daisy chain - Dual Monitor setup - Intel graphics

I am running ubuntu 13.10 on a desktop system and I have 2 monitors that I am trying to connect via Displayport's 1.2 multi-streaming support. The system is equiped with an Intel Core i7-4770K ...
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How do you use an android tablet as a second display?

I've noticed people using a product for Windows and Mac called iDisplay which lets you use your Android or iPad as a secondary display. This seems like a great idea, and something that could be done ...
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Quickly place a window to another screen using only the keyboard

I know that using Alt+F7, I can use the keyboard to move the window around. I can also use the "Grid" plugin of Compiz to position quickly the window around my current monitor. The grid plugin doesn't ...
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How to enable monitor from terminal?

I accidentally disabled my monitors, so when I log in I land on a blank, back-lit screen. I can open terminals with Ctrl+Alt+F#, so how do I enable the monitor from terminal? I tried xrandr, but it ...
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Ubuntu won't do 1920x1080

Both my monitors (one over DVI other over HDMI) have a native resolution of 1920x1080 (16:9) but the only two options for resolution in the "Display" section of system settings are 800x600 (4:3) and ...
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need to switch DP daisy-chained monitors on & off to get xrandr to switch them on

I'm running awesomewm on ubuntu laptop. I have two external monitors connected in DP daisy chain configuration, plugged into laptop's mini-dp port. xrandr detects both when they are plugged in. ...